Daniel Clark is stationed in Iraq. He’ll be back home sitting with us in section 108 some time this season.
He had an idea about getting some soccer balls to children in Iraq to spread some cheer and good will in a dark situation – and Class VI put together a soccer ball drive and mailed them to him … here is Daniel’s account …
Nearly a hundred eager Iraqi children scrambled towards me as four other Marines and I struggled to quickly hand out soccer balls, t-shirts and cleats to the squirming crowd. Each child that received one beamed, as if they had been given the best gift in the world. They were so grateful that they immediately took pictures with us, shook our hands, and gave us more tea and bread than we could possibly eat.
I am a combat medic with the Marine Corps and I have been deployed here in Camp Fallujah since last August. My time here has consisted mostly of going out into the cities on missions with a group of engineers. That means that I have gotten to spend a lot of my time with the Iraqi people. The kids over there spend their time going to segregated schools and shepherding to protect their families